Bees are under threat and without them so is our food supply and economy. We rely on bees and other insects to pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables – it would cost UK farmers £1.8 billion a year to pollinate their crops without them. Friends of the Earth is encouraging people to make their gardens, streets and communities bee-friendly and take action to get David Cameron to commit to a National Bee Action Plan.


Join us for a free fun day of Learning, Inspiration and Bees in Martineau Gardens, a beautiful Community Garden in Edgbaston on 28th July 11am – 4pm.


Among other activities there will be a chance to explore the gardens and see the bees and hives in action. Get creative at the children craft workshop and have fun playing a nature game.


Picnic in the gardens whilst enjoying the poetry and 2 bee experts speaking about bee diversity, life cycles, their use to us and how you can help the bees in your garden and local community.


All ages are welcome to the event. Bee fancy dress is encouraged!


Getting there:

Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG (tel: 0121 440 7430)

Located opposite the Priory Hospital, and 5 minutes from the Midlands Arts Centre (the MAC) and Warwickshire County Cricket Ground.

Small car park on site, so choose the green option and travel by boot or bus. To plan your journey by public transport, log on to


Its going to be a great day so don’t miss out. For more information please visit: